Judge John R. Brown Award
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation
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Results for the 2013 Brown Award
Congratulations, to the winners of the 2013 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing:
First Place: Information Traps (Marissa Doran, Professor Christine Jolls)
Second Place: Beneath the Surface of the Clean Water Act: Exploring the Depth of the Act’s Jurisdictional Scope of Groundwater Pollution (Anna Makowski/Professor Suzanne Rowe)
Third Place: Lien on Me: The Survival of Security Interests in Revenues from the Sale of an FCC License (Jennifer Kent, Professor Ingrid Hillinger)
The Historical Foundations of Textual Treaty Interpretation (Andrew Tutt, Professor Owen Fiss)
The Challenges of 3D Printing to the Repair-Reconstruction Doctrine in Patent Law (Kelsey Wilbanks, Professor Adam Mossoff)
Rules for the 2013 Brown Award of $10,000 for Excellence in Legal Writing–January 2013
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twentieth annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of Excellence in Legal Writing in American Law Schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LL.B degree is eligible to receive the Award. This year the stipend for the winner is $10,000. The 2012 Award was presented to Daniel S. Alterbaum of Yale Law School for his paper entitled, Control Share Acts, Closed-End Funds, and the Battle for Corporate Control.
In order to be considered, four copies of a current legal writing must be submitted to the Foundation c/o Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C., Tenth Floor, 1177 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-9007. The article must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the paper. Only one paper may be submitted on behalf of any student and only one paper may be sponsored by any faculty member or legal professional. The submission must be postmarked no later than June 7, 2013. The student’s package must contain a separate sheet containing the title of the paper; the name, physical address, telephone number, and email address of the student; and the name, title, physical address, and email address of the student’s sponsor. This year there is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. The Foundation will appoint a final judging panel consisting of a law school dean, a federal judge, and a law school professor. The Foundation will not return any material submitted to the Foundation. The 2013 recipient of the Brown Award will be notified by November 30, 2013, and listed with the other finalists at the website.
Results for the 2012 Brown Award
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing:
Daniel S. Alterbaum (Yale Law School), Control Share Acts, Closed-End Funds, and the Battle for Corporate Control (sponsor Professor Richard R.W. Brooks).
Mr. Alterbaum will receive $10,000.
The other finalists are:
Second: Katherine Mims Crocker (University of Virginia School of Law), Securing Sovereign State Standing (sponsor Professor Michael G. Collins).
Ms. Crocker will receive $5000.
Third: Caitlin Young (St. John’s University School of Law), The International Moon Authority: Establishing an Effective Legal Regime to Govern the Exploitation of Lunar Resources (sponsor Professor Robert M. Harrison).
Ms. Young will receive $3000.
Finalist ($1000): William R. Gignilliat (University of Georgia School of Law), The Presumption against Extraterritoriality and the Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Discovery Rules (sponsor Professor Peter B. Rutledge).
Finalist ($1000): Abdul Abdullahi (University of Illinois College of Law), Termination Rights in Music: A Practical Framework for Courts to Resolve the Fight over Sound Recordings (sponsor Professor Paul Heald).